Denmark 2, USA 1 (OT); Drury elected to LL board

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From USA Hockey:

U.S. Men’s National Team Falls to Denmark, 2-1, in Overtime
at 2010 IIHF World Men’s Championship

COLOGNE, Germany -The U.S. Men’s National Team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Denmark here today in its second preliminary-round game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation World Men’s Championship. It marked the second straight game that Team USA fell by a 2-1 overtime count, as the Americans now hold a 0-0-2-0 record (W-OTW-OTL-L).

“I thought we played our game in the second period,” said U.S. Head Coach Scott Gordon. “Establishing a solid forecheck is a big part of playing our game. We turned the puck over way too much in the neutral zone overall. In the end, give Denmark credit. They earned the victory.”

After a scoreless first period, the teams traded power-play goals in the middle stanza. Lars Eller beat U.S. netminder Scott Clemmensen (Des Moines, Iowa/Florida Panthers/Boston College) with a slap shot from the right circle at 8:52 to put Denmark on top. Just 3:11 later, Keith Yandle (Boston, Mass./Phoenix Coyotes) evened the game after he converted a cross-crease feed from Kyle Okposo (St. Paul, Minn./New York Islanders/University of Minnesota). Jack Johnson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Los Angeles Kings/University of Michigan), who is serving as Team USA’s captain, also assisted on the play. The Americans had the upperhand in the period, outshooting Denmark by a 17-5 count.

After a scoreless third period, which included Team USA having to kill off a late Denmark power play, the game went to a five-minute, four-on-four overtime session. Stefan Lassen scored off a rebound 2:04 into the extra session to give Denmark its second straight victory.

Clemmensen finished with 27 saves, while Denmark goaltender Patrick Galbraith made 30 stops.

Team USA concludes the preliminary round on Wednesday (May 12) against Finland. Opening faceoff is set for 8:15 p.m. (2:15 p.m. EDT).

NOTES: Keith Yandle was named U.S. Player of the Game … The top three teams in each of the four groups in the World Championship advance to the qualification round … For Team USA’s roster, click here … Coverage of the 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team can be found here … All Team USA games, as well as additional international games, will air on Universal Sports and at UniversalSports.com. Visit UniversalSports.com for the full schedule … All teams in the 2010 IIHF World Men’s Championship may begin the tournament with 20 skaters and three goaltenders, and can add two players after the first three games … Scott Gordon, head coach of the NHL’s New York Islanders, is the head coach of the 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team, with Todd Richards, head coach of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, Joe Sacco, head coach of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, and Ron Rolston, one of two head coaches at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program, serving as assistant coaches … The 2010 U.S. Men’s National Team is under the direction of Brian Burke, general manager; David Poile, associate general manager; and Jim Johannson, assistant executive director for hockey operations at USA Hockey. The U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group, which also includes NHL front-office personnel Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia Flyers), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Don Waddell (Atlanta Thrashers), is charged with leading the selection of players for the U.S. Men’s National Team … USA Hockey’s international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams.

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Just got this from the NYR:

NHL’s Chris Drury Elected to Little League Foundation Board of Trustees

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 10, 2010) – Chris Drury, Captain of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, has become the first Little League Baseball World Series alumnus to be elected to the Little League Foundation Board of Trustees, it was announced today by foundation President Howard Paster.

Celebrating 55 years since its inception, the Little League Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt agency established to stabilize and insure the future of Little League – the world’s largest organized youth sports program – and to protect its ideals, and extend its benefits.

“For more than a half-century, the projects supported by the Little League Foundation have been vital to the success of the organization,” Mr. Paster said. “The foundation has always strived to include trustees who not only share the ideals of Little League, but who also represent a wide variety of backgrounds. We are continuing that tradition with the addition of Chris Drury to our outstanding roster of trustees.”

The pursuit of excellence has defined Chris Drury since his childhood, starting with his success on the baseball field as a pitcher and catcher during his years in Trumbull (Conn.) National Little League, and later as one of the elite ice hockey players in the world.

On Aug. 26, 1989, the world first saw a glimpse of what Chris Drury would become. That day, he went to the mound at Howard J. Lamade Stadium to pitch the Championship Game of the 43rd Little League Baseball World Series versus Far East Region Champion Kang-Tu Little League from Chinese Taipei. Mr. Drury and his Trumbull National Little League teammates were tasked with stopping a five-year losing streak for the United States, which included three straight defeats to teams from Chinese Taipei.

He was up to the challenge, pitching Trumbull National Little League to a 5-2 victory before a crowd of more than 40,000 and a national television audience of millions. Twenty years later, he was back in Williamsport during the 2009 Little League Baseball World Series to accept enshrinement into the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Hall of Excellence.

Drafted out of high school by the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques, Mr. Drury elected to attend Boston University (BU), where in 1995, as a freshman, he helped the Terriers win the NCAA Division I Ice Hockey National Championship. By the end of his collegiate career, he was the first BU player to eclipse 100 goals and assists (113 and 100, respectively). As BU’s captain in 1998, Mr. Drury was recognized as the Hobey Baker Award winner as the top college hockey player in the country.

One of 12 forwards selected to the USA Men’s Hockey Team that won the silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mr. Drury is entering his 12th year in the NHL. Since 1996, Mr. Drury has played in a several international ice hockey tournaments as a member of Team USA, including the ’02 and ’06 Winter Olympic Games.

In 2001, he helped the Colorado Avalanche to the Stanley Cup Championship. He also won the NHL’s Rookie of the Year honors for the 1998-99 season.

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  1. “…and later as one of the elite ice hockey players in the world.”

    elite? ELITE?!!!!
    does it really say…”elite?”
    compared to who…me?

  2. aww, carped. Oh well.

    Nice to see Drury has something to do during the summer now.

  3. Tom Foolery on

    I can’t wait to see some of the comments on this one. Carp just found a good way to increase board traffic.

  4. lmao Tom!!

    carpy, i just copied and pasted that onto the FB, the legend connnnnnnnnnnnnnnnntinnnnnnnnnnnnuuuuuuuuuues!

  5. With all the nice words it is obvious the baseball people do not watch much hockey. They make him sound like he is Wayne Gretzky.

  6. NHL’s Chris Drury Elected to Thin Crust Pizza Hall of Cheese.

    Chris Drury, Captain of the National Hockey League’s New York Rangers, has become the first Thin Crust Pizza inductee; it was announced today by foundation President Deep Dish.

    Chris Drury could not comment right away because he was chewing on a mouth guard.

  7. good businessman on

    Tom – my thoughts exactly. Carp knows which buttons to push to keep the traffic high here. bring up drury or redden and not banning certain posters for starters.

    Tom Foolery
    May 10th, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    I can’t wait to see some of the comments on this one. Carp just found a good way to increase board traffic.

  8. Carp

    Promise me right now…in front of the crowd that WHEN you get rich from your “business” you’d split the FORTUNE with all of us! PROMISE!

  9. nah, everyone will be complaining later that both the pens/habs and bruins/flyers games are both on at the same time tonight

  10. What the byfuiglen?! I swear I was reading it and thought Carp made it up. Is this fo real? Is there really a LL Foundation? And it really has the Board of Trustees? I’m speechless. People have too much time to spend. And money.
    Can Chris do it full time? Please?

  11. Jarret - Fire Sather on

    You know, from reading his bio, Drury almost sounds like an incredible player. One who will single-handedly bring prosperity to our club.

  12. ha ha exactly what i was thinking can He do it full time…
    also 2001 is a long time ago esp in Hockey years

  13. well…one thing is certain… Chris Drury will be coming back as a Captain of NYR in 2010-11 season.

  14. grslapshot11 on

    WTF is Scott Clemmensen doing as the goalie for the US Men’s National team??? What, did Chico Resch turn it down? I could find a better goalie playing in the street if I strolled around the block…

    And WTF is Scott Gordon doing as the coach???

    Did nobody even give a crap about winning this thing?

  15. Yeah! and why isnt Chris Drury on the team USA??

    but seriously… regardless who’s in net… they scored 2 goals in two games… cant win many games this way.

  16. Olga Folkyerself on

    USA lost to perennial hockey powerhouse Denmark?

    Sounds like Dane Bramage to me. Who’s running the USA team? Sather?

  17. TPCH is on the bruins flyers game and just called someone gordo earlier (at least it sounded like gord…it was definitely something with an o at the end

  18. “talk about players having hockey iq… how about goaltenders”

    are goaltenders not also players???

    STFU tpch

  19. I still don’t understand why fans bang on the glass when players are nearby.

  20. trying to decide the funniest term today…

    President Deep Dish or jackass fans???

    and where is everyone?

  21. 2-1, Pittsburgh! With two goal posts on the previous power play, sooner or later, Halak’s luck had to run out.

  22. >>ya like those raccoon eyes huh JB? Lol

    Hahahaa! I knew there was something about those eyes; I just couldn’t out my finger on it.

  23. oopss..on my laptop :)

    where do Flyers get the goalies? do they clone them or something? Seems like they went through at least 10 goalies this season lol

  24. you know…i just thought about it and realized that i hate the pen()s more than i hate habs.. LET’S GO HABS!

  25. Olga Folkyerself on

    Don’t like Montreal. Ever since ’79 finals.

    I have a long memory…

  26. Olga Folkyerself on

    79 Rangers was my first shot at a Cup. Devastating to get so far and lose. Montreal has enough Cups for the next two hundred years.

  27. Olga Folkyerself on

    Even 200 years won’t be enough if Sather is still running things…

    FIRE SATHER!!!!!

  28. Blue Seat Horror on

    Penguins are tanking because Crosby wants to play for Canada in the Worlds.

  29. Blue Seat Horror on

    He threw a tantrum when coach Bylsma said he couldn’t go to the sleepover in Germany.

  30. do they let you do sleepovers if you’re still in pampers? i thought you had to be potty trained

  31. I thought it was a joke when I read that Chris Drury LL Headline…clearly it’s not…

  32. Blue Seat Horror on

    Sather just took a job as President and GM of the Trumbull National Little League team. Rumor has it he’s trying to sign Drury to a $20 mil/season contract to captain the team. Sather said he loves that there’s no salary cap in little league yet.

  33. wtf?!?!?!?!
    DENMARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    sheesh, these guys are bad. next thing you know they’ll lose to the Jamaican Hockey squad!

    Drury to the Little League?
    i like that trade!

    and to repeat from my last post Carping
    the San Jose tv broadcast color guy — Drew Remenda.
    insightful with being overbearing and never hesitates to criticize the home team when it deserves criticism.

  34. Hi Ogie. Buy you a soda after the game? on

    Maybe we should sign this Drury guy to a contract? Nevermind…

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